Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Deer meat crockpot tacos

I used to not be a big fan of deer meat, in fact, unless the meat is ground it upsets my stomach. Im not sure if its psychological or not, but we have a lot of deer meat so Im gonna cook it. Yesterday I came across a recipe for beef barbocas or something like that. Anyway, it sounded tastey and I forgot to save the recipe, so I made my own up.

Deer Meat Crockpot Tacos
Deer meat steaks
Fajita seasoning
Garlic powder
Onion powder
First I put the meat in a bowl and filled it with water then put some vinegar in it. This is supossed to help with the gamey flavor. Let that set a bit then rinse it off, I did this about 4 or 5 times, because I kept seeing blood.
  Next I put the seasonings on the meat, I dont know how much of each type, I just put some on then went to the next one. Dont freak out about the cinnamon it works, trust me. My Aunt Jenny showed me that trick when she cooked a brisket. Also the fajita seasoning is not something I can find around here, I got this from my Aunt in Texas. I stirred it up with my hand and made sure it was all coated.

Then I put it in crock pot, and added a can of rotel, mild, so the kids wouldnt cry that it was hot.

Next I added onion, sliced kinda big, and some more garlic (we like to keep vampires away from us, lol)

Next I put in chicken broth, (because I didnt have beef broth) and water until it was all covered. Cook it on high until the meat shreds easy. It took about 5 hours for mine to get like this.

When the meat was done I took it out and shredded it. I then added brown rice to the liquid left in the crock pot. It was the cooks in 10 minutes kind. It ended up being watery, but I was going to save the leftovers to make soup with the next day, except that I left it on the stove all night! Ugh Im so mad at myself, I left it there to cool and forgot it. Anyway, I served this with black beans and choice of corn or flour tortillas. Toppings were sour cream, cheese and salsa. It was excellent and I mixed the leftover meat and beans in the rice leftovers and would have added a can of corn and maybe some taco seasoning to make the soup with the next day. Let me know if you make this and how it turned out, or if you changed the recipe.

1 comment:

  1. The idea of adding cinnamon to bbq came from a friend who did bbq cook offs here in Texas. He called cinnamon his secret ingredient! You get a hint of sweet from the cinnamon and then the blast of cayenne (or whatever pepper you choose).
    Aunt Jenny in Texas